St. Paul Asks Residents To Conserve Water Due To “Dangerously Low” Well Water Levels.

St. Paul City water customers are being asked to conserve water due to “dangerously low” water levels in the City wells. The message was posted on the City’s website today. Customers with questions can call the City’s Certified Operator, Ben Unger, at (971) 261-7339, according to the post.

North Fork Road Closed Due To Forest Fire.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office received information from the US Forest Service of a fire in the Opal Creek Wilderness area near Beachie Creek. The fire is burning approximately 10 acres. North Fork Road (FR2209) is closed at the forest boundary, including Three Pools and Opal Creek trail, all of FR2207 from North Fork to French Creek Road is closed. At this time the US Forest Service and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue are working together to facilitate evacuations of the aforementioned areas. These areas remain closed until further notice.

St. Paul School District Releases Operational Guidelines For Upcoming School Year.

The St. Paul School District has released its operations plan for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. The Oregon Department of Education is requiring all school districts to prepare and submit plans for on-site and/or hybrid instruction due to the current pandemic.

Districts must submit each school’s plan to the local school board and make the plans available to the public.

St. Paul’s plans may be viewed here.

2021 St. Paul Rodeo Tickets Go On Sale August 14th; Tickets Expected To Be In High Demand.

Ticket sales for the 2021 St. Paul Rodeo will begin August 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM. Next Year’s Rodeo will be run Wednesday, June 30th to Sunday, July 4th. Ticket sales are opening earlier than usual, and are expected to sell quickly due to high interest from rodeo fans. Fans can also purchase tickets for the VIP Deck at the Tack Room Saloon, voted one of the 10 best cowboy bars in the United States.

To purchase tickets and have a chance at the best seats, visit the St. Paul Rodeo website at


On Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 6:20 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a crash on Hwy 213 and SE Luther Rd.

Preliminary investigation revealed that an Easy Motion electric bicycle, operated by Nolan Heine (67) of Portland, was riding northbound and attempted to cross Hwy 213.   As Heine was attempting to cross the roadway, a witness believes he was struck by a white moped/motorcycle, who was also traveling northbound. The moped/motorcycle rider paused briefly before continuing northbound on Hwy 213.

The rider is described as a male wearing a black helmet and white t-shirt.

Heine was transported to Oregon Health Sciences University where he later succumbed to his injuries and died.

Oregon State Police is requesting any witnesses to the crash, have any information regarding the crash, or know the identity of the moped/motorcycle rider to contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP and refer to case # SP20-217251.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Clackamas County Fire Department, AMR Ambulance and Oregon Department of Transportation.

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